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30 things to know about COVID in Galway & Ireland

Cases

There have been 64,538 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

In Galway, 2,391 cases have been confirmed.

The median age of the cases in Galway to 30 October is 25 years old.

This is by far the lowest median age of confirmed cases of any county in the State.

The median age of confirmed cases in the Republic is 39 years.

Deaths

1,679 people have died from COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

There are also 229 probable deaths linked to the virus.

Probable deaths are included in the “COVID related deaths” reported every evening in the Department of Health’s update.

In Galway, 17 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

This means 0.7% of people in Galway who were diagnosed with the disease have died.

The median age of the people in Galway who have died is 81.

In Galway, there have been 6 deaths from COVID-19 in the last ten weeks.

There were 1,819 new confirmed cases in the county in the last ten weeks (since 21 August)*.

64% of all COVID deaths in the State have been in the 80+ age group.

In the Republic, 20 people aged between 25 and 44 have died from the disease.

3 people between the ages of 25 and 44 have died in the past 10 weeks.

109 people between 45 and 64 years have died since the start of the pandemic.

1,069 people over 80 years have died with COVID-19.

Outbreaks

(An outbreak is defined as two or more cases in the same location and time) 

Outbreaks in private houses account for 49% of cases linked to an outbreak in the last four weeks.

9% of outbreaks were in while childcare facilities and schools in the past four weeks.

In the last week of October, 42% of cases linked to an outbreak are under 25 years old.

Three counties in the West – Galway, Mayo and Donegal – made up 45% of all cases linked to an outbreak in the last week of October.

Underlying conditions

93.3% of all COVID-19 deaths had at least one underlying condition.

Chronic heart disease was present in 44% of Covid deaths.

Of the 133 deaths in the 25-64 age group, 116 had underlying conditions.

There have been 1,568 deaths of people with underlying conditions from 15,570 confirmed cases with underlying conditions.

The median age of those dying with underlying conditions is 83.

ICU

There are 37 people with COVID-19 in ICU in the Republic of Ireland. In total, there are 295 confirmed cases in hospital.

Excess mortality

Excess mortality is used to refer to the number of deaths above and beyond what would be expected under normal conditions.

Based on the CSO’s analysis of death notices, excess mortality for the period March to September 2020 is estimated to be between 876 and 1,192.

NPHET reported 1,804 coronavirus related deaths during this time period.

*Stats taken from the Central Statistics Office. Data includes cases and deaths between 28 February and  30 October 2020. There have been further Covid related deaths in the Republic of Ireland since 30 October. The figures for overall confirmed cases &  the number of cases in Galway are taken from the NPHET statement on 6 November 2020. ICU & hospital figures are up to date (19:30h, 6 November 2020). Excess mortality figures taken from CSO release on 2 November 2020.
Michael Malone
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